The Post Graduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science programme is primarily designed to provide students with deeper
insight, intellectual and cognitive skills related to their professional field and area of employment and help them to advance
their career of choice. This programme will further expose students to advanced concepts, theories, tools, and methods Space
and Atmospheric Science. The post graduate programme in Space and Atmospheric science is of interdisciplinary nature. The
overarching aim of this programme is to prepare students for a career in the Space Science and Atmospheric Science fields.
The programme will enable students to acquire skills and knowledge through rigorous theory, experimental application, field
exercises and pilot projects in the field of space science and atmospheric science. Pilot projects will be conducted under
supervision to enhance social and economic development in Namibia. Students will develop a thorough understanding of
relevant instrumentation and data analysis approach and s will develop competence in the application of qualitative and
quantitative experimental methods through participation in projects under supervision of experienced staff members. The fields
of study include space and atmospheric science, space orbital science, space applications and international space regulations
Graduates of this programme will be able to make a sustained contribution to national economic development by finding
employment primarily in the public and private sector in positions such as researchers, space science scientists and analysis of
atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management, and risk
In order to be admitted to this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 with majors in Physics or
Mathematics, or an equivalent degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, which is evaluated by the
Department as being an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission.
(Note that degrees with only the biological sciences as a major would not be appropriate for admission)
Applicants may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science provides graduates with a wide range of career opportunities in the space and atmospheric science sectors.
Graduates can find employment in a variety of research institutions, governmental organizations, private businesses, and academics. Researcher, observational scientist, data analyst, atmospheric physicist, data modeler, satellite operator, and program/project manager are a few career options. Graduates possess a variety of scientific and technical skills, such as computer programming, data analysis, modeling, and satellite remote sensing methods. Graduates have a variety of chances to engage in cutting-edge research and development in fields including climate change, space exploration, and weather forecasting because to the high need for these talents across many industries.